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Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Walt
When I buy a product I buy the companies support...

When I buy a product I buy the companies support as well, I can tell you that Clint makes a first class exhaust and the product support doesn't get any better if you need it, no reason to go anywhere...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By Walt
I think I have a couple of United units at the...

I think I have a couple of United units at the hanger, shoot me an email or text and I'll check.
Forum: RV-14 Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Walt
Didn't realize this fitting was "special" from...

Didn't realize this fitting was "special" from Van's, looks like Van's just took an AN fitting and made it to accept a finger screen, shouldn't be hard to duplicate using a steel fitting. Worth the...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Walt
To avoid galling use a steel fitting, alum-alum...

To avoid galling use a steel fitting, alum-alum is bad juju.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By Walt
I use HML-8 for 2-3 conductor shielded wire.

I use HML-8 for 2-3 conductor shielded wire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By Walt
I suspect they are but have never compared...

I suspect they are but have never compared directly. The data sheet for the TL switches are readily available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By Walt
The 245 is agreat unit, every panel I do has one,...

The 245 is agreat unit, every panel I do has one, including my own.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By Walt
Stock height panel with Honeywell TL...

Stock height panel with Honeywell TL switches.
http://www.expaircraft.com/KW-G3X-1200.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By Walt
FS: BNIB Aera 660 w/bare wire cable

Brand New Aera 660 with bare wire cable included, free shipping.
$749
Please email if interested.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Walt
Yes the 245 is basically plug-n-play with the...

Yes the 245 is basically plug-n-play with the 240, there are a few pin changes but those changes are generally not used functions.
The 245 IM has the changes listed. The 245 supports the CAN bus to...
Forum: Tools 10-10-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Walt
One nice features of the more expensive balancers...

One nice features of the more expensive balancers (I use a Microvib II) is the ability to do spectrum analysis.
These can help identify vibration problems that may be a result of internal engine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Walt
I run 45-50 all around, and if your aiplane...

I run 45-50 all around, and if your aiplane visits my shop that's what they go out with. Never had a flat or any shimmy issues.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Walt
Exact dimensions are available in the G3X install...

Exact dimensions are available in the G3X install manual which you can download from the G3X website.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Walt
I think Stein is doing a good job at pre-wiring...

I think Stein is doing a good job at pre-wiring you for upgrade to the 245 which does support CAN on those pins, but the 240 (unless Garmin latest manual is incorrect and something has changed) still...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Walt
Basically the same as this 7 I did but with a...

Basically the same as this 7 I did but with a GTN, audio panel and auto pilot panel in the center stack. The 9 is also a slider not a tip up.

http://www.expaircraft.com/KW-G3X-650.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Walt
Please share where you found that info as I...

Please share where you found that info as I haven't seen a 240 that supports a CAN bus input.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Walt
Currently have an RV9 panel update in work, RV9...

Currently have an RV9 panel update in work, RV9 with dual 460's and GTN750.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Walt
There is no interface of the 240 to the G3X, the...

There is no interface of the 240 to the G3X, the newer 245 is the one that connects to the G3X via the CAN bus.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By Walt
A brand new FM150 kit from AFP costs $3180,...

A brand new FM150 kit from AFP costs $3180, change the engine driven fuel pump and you're good to go.
https://airflowperformance.com/index.php/product/fm-150-kit/

Keep in mind that FI has some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By Walt
IFR and low cost are an oxymoron. If you really...

IFR and low cost are an oxymoron. If you really want to fly IFR you are gonna have to bite the bullet and spend some $$$ :eek:
Do you really want to be flying around in the soup with the cheapest...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Walt
The G3X and GTN lighting buses are a control...

The G3X and GTN lighting buses are a control voltage only, basically zero current drain.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By Walt
Still available, will include free shipping! Aera...

Still available, will include free shipping!
Aera 660/bare wire cable also available as a package deal if interested.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Walt
I have been putting the GMU11 in the right wing...

I have been putting the GMU11 in the right wing tip of most other RV's with good success, this does 2 things: keeps it away from the high current draw of the pitot heat wires and allows the CAN bus...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Walt
If you don't want to make your own Airflow...

If you don't want to make your own Airflow Performance sells some spacers that will do the job .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By Walt
Agree 100%, Amen Brutha!

Agree 100%, Amen Brutha!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By Walt
So folks should stay away from the 340 because...

So folks should stay away from the 340 because you didn't like the price?
Titan currently list the 340 for the same price as the 360. A 20lb saving with the same 180 HP as the 360 sounds pretty...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Walt
You have to have a trim sensing servo for...

You have to have a trim sensing servo for starters, the basic operation is the module senses servo torque and then adjusts the trim tab to relieve the force. Sounds like you a non standard trim setup...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By Walt
More HP than the 320 but the same...

More HP than the 320 but the same weight:
http://www.continentalmotors.aero/titan/engines/x340.aspx
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By Walt
If I were building a 9, I'd be looking at...

If I were building a 9, I'd be looking at installing the Titan IO-340.
Used engines can be a gamble, if you can swing it you won't regret getting a new engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By Walt
Yes and yes. I've probably balanced more RV props...

Yes and yes.
I've probably balanced more RV props than most, never had a problem leaving the bottom cowl on.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GTX 345 1090-MHz ADS-B In/Out Transponder w/GPS

All-in-one Transponder Solution for ADS-B “Out” and “In”

•1090 MHz ADS-B “Out” enables aircraft to operate at any altitude, in airspace around the globe
•Combines Mode S Extended Squitter (ES)...
Forum: Propellers 09-27-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By Walt
I agree with most of your points except for the...

I agree with most of your points except for the above.
For the record, propeller balancing is not considered a major alteration and does not require a 337 (ref AC 20-37) and "certified"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,226
Posted By Walt
My ECI was put together with Hylomar and silk...

My ECI was put together with Hylomar and silk thread, 0 leakage after 15 yrs and 1500 hrs. We used to use Hylomar on some of the jet engine gaskets at the airline so I came to trust it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Walt
I can send you details tomorrow on this...

I can send you details tomorrow on this one:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Avionics-4-sale/i-R3FTr78/0/20ffcf79/L/2018080513025575-IMG_0370-L.jpg
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,703
Posted By Walt
Don't want to get into this debate, but I'm a die...

Don't want to get into this debate, but I'm a die hard fan of Tefzel wire, the insulation properties far exceed welding cable in every regard, I also won't use a non-tin plated wire due to corrosion...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GTX345 w/GPS, NEW

Ordered for a customer who is currently having health issues and cancelled his install.
Brand new in box GTX345 with built in GPS. $4950 free shipping.
Harness extra, built in encoder availalbe but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GTX327 with Tray

Still have one of these availalbe, bench checked and working good, can provide yellow tag if needed. $400 plus shipping.
Please EMAIL if...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Walt
FS: Lasar ignition system, transponders

Complete system removed (swapped for PMAGS). Working good when the aircraft flew in. Complete package $1500 plus shipping.
Please EMAIL if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By Walt
Just to set the record straight when adding a...

Just to set the record straight when adding a second display to a G3X system the 10" display sells for $3895 and a 7" for $2995, nothing else required except some wiring and cutting the hole, so not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By Walt
Oops, I have so many panel pics I mispoke, that...

Oops, I have so many panel pics I mispoke, that was a shot with the Aera 660 which I have since removed and installed a 10.5 Ipad which also works great on the standard ram mount.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-22-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Walt
No 'gouge' intended, just letting folks know that...

No 'gouge' intended, just letting folks know that you don't need the full package update for the GTN to be legal for IFR, if you have a glass panel that extra 'stuff' (terrain, obstacles etc) is also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By Walt
I continue to love this setup: Mfd normally has...

I continue to love this setup:
Mfd normally has the map up, it can also display IFR plates if the Ipad dies (which it never has yet) along with a host of other screens like weather, charts, nearest...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Walt
FYI, I keep only the NAV database updated in my...

FYI, I keep only the NAV database updated in my GTN which gives me everything I need for legal IFR, the other "stuff" is contained in my G3X system.
Cost for the GTN Nav data only is $299 year.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Walt
I think most folks leave the idler gear in place,...

I think most folks leave the idler gear in place, some day you may want/need to install that mag. Weight savings would be pretty minimal.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Walt
I have a new Dynon pitot mast, $85 free...

I have a new Dynon pitot mast, $85 free shipping.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/dynon10-06246.php?clickkey=7402
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Walt
Maybe I'm just lucky, 14 years later and my...

Maybe I'm just lucky, 14 years later and my genuine Van's motor is still working fine :eek:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GTX345/660 bundle

no longer availalbe
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By Walt
Send me an email.

Send me an email.
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,974
Posted By Walt
Personally I'm a control freak and want to be...

Personally I'm a control freak and want to be able to turn things on/off when I want to. Lots of things these days lack on/off switches, EFIS/GTN etc., and I want to be able to control power to these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
Posted By Walt
So just for ref how do you know when the final...

So just for ref how do you know when the final VNAV leg is captured?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Walt
Looks like most of those contacts are 10 or more...

Looks like most of those contacts are 10 or more years old, likely many situations have changed, time for an update?
Forum: GPS 09-09-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By Walt
Try contacting Trek Lawler, Trek...

Try contacting Trek

Lawler, Trek [Trek.Lawler@garmin.com]
Trek A. Lawler
Supervisor, Aviation Field Service Engineering
Aviation Product Support
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,713
Posted By Walt
Tom, I don't think EI can recommend a location...

Tom,
I don't think EI can recommend a location for the RV except for the info they have already provided, the truth is everyone has a "better idea", some may work but fuel systems, can be hazardous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,713
Posted By Walt
Sure you can do however you want but I think...

Sure you can do however you want but I think following the advice from the guys that make the cube, and likely have been doing this longer than most of us, would probably be the prudent and safe way...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Walt
Do yourself a favor and replace them now with the...

Do yourself a favor and replace them now with the "much more better" Kalvico 3 wire transducers that are standard Garmin kit items!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Walt
Loss of a contactor will only disconnect the...

Loss of a contactor will only disconnect the battery from the system, the alternators should continue to operate normally for the most part (a little extra ripple on the buss) as well as the rest of...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,153
Posted By Walt
And don't forget Titan direct from the factory, I...

And don't forget Titan direct from the factory, I have a new engine on order for my RV7, not sure why anyone would go used with the price of a new one being quite reasonable.
They will also do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Walt
Which aero classic PN are you running? They make...

Which aero classic PN are you running? They make the standard and the HE models. This will be a firewall mount.
Forum: Propellers 08-27-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Walt
I replaced mine not long ago after some of the...

I replaced mine not long ago after some of the problems surfaced with MT/Jihostri designs which I believe is the same as the 5000, (a few spilled their guts). I decided to go with the Hartzell, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,589
Posted By Walt
15 years ago I wondered the same thing and went...

15 years ago I wondered the same thing and went with standard 8.5 CR, new engine is going to be high compression, I'll worry about UL fuel when it gets here if I live that long, until then I'm going...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Walt
Which oil cooler for RV7A, 370 high comp, squirters?

New engine, new cooler, Texas heat, which would/did you choose?

AERO CLASSIC OIL COOLER HE 8001649 , 11 row
Part #: 08-07432
Mfr Part #: 8001649
$679

2006X AIRFLOW OIL COOLER EXPMT , 13 row
Part...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,249
Posted By Walt
This can't be helping the operation! FAA Revokes...

This can't be helping the operation!

FAA Revokes Certificate Of Sensenich Repair Station
https://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/101/4138-full.html?ET=avweb:e4138:1937224a:&st=email#231418
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